March 25th, 2008
02:26 PM ET
12 years ago

Clinton says she 'misspoke' about sniper fire


Listen to Bill Scheider’s analysis and Clinton's misspoken comments.

(CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton said she "misspoke" last week when she gave a dramatic description of her arrival in Bosnia 12 years ago, recounting a landing under sniper fire.

Clinton was responding to a question Monday from the Philadelphia Daily News' editorial board about video footage of the event that contradicted her assertion that her group "ran with our heads down" from the plane to avoid sniper fire at the Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for rival Sen. Barack Obama's campaign, said the Bosnia claim was part of "a growing list of instances in which Sen. Clinton has exaggerated her role in foreign and domestic policymaking."

Clinton told the paper's editorial board it was a "minor blip."

Related: Watch Clinton speak last December about her trip to Bosnia

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  1. Smokey

    As a proud serving member of the USMC, I am absolutely repulsed by this allegation which is nothing short of a blatant lie.

    If she were a Commissioned Officer in the US Armed Forces, she would be asked to resign after an allegation like that. In the US military we have a techincal term for this behavior........Phoney!

    She will be campaigning in North Carolina soon, a state with a high population of US military. This ought to go over really well there. This is not the nail in the coffin, just one of the many.

    Vote your conscience.

    March 25, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  2. Charles Douglas Lemay


    Look it up...

    March 25, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  3. Steve, ATL

    The sun rises in the east and the Clinton's tell lies. Is anyone really surprised. For crying out loud, she claimed that she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary. Problem is that she was born before the mountaineer made the history books. Standard operating procedure for a Clinton.

    March 25, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  4. Roz, IL

    sure she mis-spoke, sounds like RESUME PADDING to me.

    March 25, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  5. Herman

    Ms. Clinton is devil straight from hell, she as continue to do nothing but lie. Just like Bill lied about Monica he has taught Hillary how to lie, cheat, and deceive the public. We really don’t need these people back in the White House and Hillary need to drop out of the race with what little dignity she still has.

    What a shame, shame, shame…. and she trying to bring down a good man Barack Obama with her.

    This was a clear deliberation to mislead the public on her foreign policy.

    Obama 08!!!

    March 25, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  6. What???

    "minor blip" ??? Hillary lied about this as she has lied about other things. Do we really want a president that going to exaggerate/ lie to the American people........

    March 25, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  7. Coder

    If by "misspoke" she means "blatently lied", then yes, I can see that.

    March 25, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  8. B in NC

    We know Senator Clinton will do anything or say anything to be more electable. That is the way of a politician. What else is new?

    March 25, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  9. Kevin - Jonesboro, GA

    All lies eventually come to surface...she should have learned this by now just watching her husband!!!

    March 25, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  10. LLMC

    how do you misspeak about being shot at...I dont know but I had been shot at I would remember it...just as if I have never been shot at I would remember it...she is some candidate...

    March 25, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  11. truth be told

    i'm so interested to see how her rabid surrogates spin this one out!

    March 25, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  12. CR

    I guess that depends on what the word "misspoke" means.....

    March 25, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  13. George

    Misspoke ,right Hillary dose this alot ,Nothing like missleading people.
    Anything to win ,God help the USA if she gets into the WH.I have had enough of Clintons & Bushes time for someone new PLEASE!!!

    March 25, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
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